CJ McCollum praises Warriors’ Klay Thompson for returning after injury
McCollum took to ‘Twitter to sing praises to Thompson.
Damn Klay a real 🐕. I know that shi hurting. He need to get that checked after this free throw throw. If he didn’t shoot em , he was done for the game
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 14, 2019
Thompson seemed to injure his knee during a fastbreak play in the third quarter of Game 6. Toronto Raptors swingman Danny Green tried to thwart Thompson’s dunk attempt with 2:22 left in the third.
The 29-year-old Thompson landed hard on his left knee. He clutched it as he fell on floor, writhing in agony. Attending physicians immediately assisted Thompson while several Warriors and Raptors players showed their concern.
Thompson went to the locker room for a quick evaluation. He returned to shoot two free throws on Green’s foul. He made both freebies to put the Dubs ahead, 85-80.
Klay Thompson takes a fall and he was on the ground in some serious pain pic.twitter.com/mw0HpOOq5y
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 14, 2019
In the following possession, DeMarcus Cousins fouled Pascal Siakam so Thompson can return to the locker room. He has been ruled out for the remainder of Game 6. He finished with 30 points, five rebounds and two steals.
In the absence of Thompson, the Warriors lacked firepower and eventually fell to the Raptors.